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Calystegia sepium


Hedge false bindweed

Synonym(s):
Family: Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)
Duration and Habit: Perennial Vine


Photographer: Robert H. Mohlenbrock
Source: USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln, NE.

Description

Perennial from rhizomes, trailing or climbing vine to 10 feet long, with distinct triangular leaves. Found throughout the eastern United States to the Great Plains, and also in the upper northwestern states. Flowers have two leafy bracts at the base, leaves are triangular in outline with 'dog-ears'. This weed is often mistaken for Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis). However, field bindweed leaves are smaller, with a more rounded apex and bases that are pointed or rounded, but not cut off squarely across the top as in hedge bindweed.

Ecological Threat: Competes with the native plants for water, nutrients, and light. Can climb and smother native vegetation.

Biology & Spread:

History:

U.S. Habitat: Moist soil, especially along river bottoms and coastal marshes

Distribution

U.S. Nativity: Native and Introduced to U.S.

Native Origin: Europe

U.S. Present: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

Distribution:

Mapping

Invaders of Texas Map: Calystegia sepium
EDDMapS: Calystegia sepium
USDA Plants Texas County Map: Calystegia sepium

Resembles/Alternatives

Management

USE PESTICIDES WISELY: ALWAYS READ THE ENTIRE PESTICIDE LABEL CAREFULLY, FOLLOW ALL MIXING AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND WEAR ALL RECOMMENDED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE GEAR AND CLOTHING. CONTACT YOUR STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR ANY ADDITIONAL PESTICIDE USE REQUIREMENTS, RESTRICTIONS OR RECOMMENDATIONS. MENTION OF PESTICIDE PRODUCTS ON THIS WEB SITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ENDORSEMENT OF ANY MATERIAL.

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Last Updated: 2008-11-24 by LBJWFC
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